CREATION ADVENTURE WEEK!
One of the most demanding and rewarding ministry opportunities last year was our first Creation Adventure Week, which we held during a Chinese Retreat.
We taught our VBS curriculum plus many additions
for five days December 21-25
to about 170 Chinese children grades 3-6.
Thankfully, the children all understood English. It was a privilege to be allowed to teach them, and we trust that it gave them a greater understanding of the Christian worldview, their need for repentance, and the one way of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. They had a lot of questions that we were able to address both during teaching times and some one on one. Thank you to our many friends who were praying over this time of ministry and those who assisted us in registering, sitting among, and counseling children. God was at work! About 30 of these precious young people came back for counseling during the week and many decisions for Christ were made. Although we were not able to keep track of every counseling decision, 27 salvation decisions were recorded from the combined children's groups at the conference. Praise God!
Sadly, some of the children we talked with (even some from Christian homes) were questioning the existence of God. The teaching of Evolution and its godless humanistic worldview is prevalent and pervasive in every facet of education, government, and media and is affecting the lives of children and adults--whether we want to believe it or not. The truth of God's Word must be presented and upheld. The lies of Satan's humanistic reasoning must be refuted and exposed. We must be actively living and sharing the truth we have in Christ. Prayer is essential, for God is the One Who gives power to reject lies and embrace the truth!
Please Pray that...
- the Holy Spirit will bring conviction of sin and the need for Christ to the hearts of those who have heard but have not yet believed in Him for salvation.
- the young Chinese believers will continue to embrace Christ and stand for Him all their days.
- the parents of these young people will come to know the Lord and grow mightily in His Word so that they can instruct their children in righteousness and help them to see and reject Satan's lies.
- God will empower us and that we will be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as we seek to share His truth with others.